The Flip was a minor revolution in camcorders, but it’s far from unique now. The waterproof Kodak Playsport Zx3 and low cost Panasonic’s HM-TA1 are both available for well under £100, and even though you have to factor some SDHC memory into their prices, they still make the UltraHD 8GB look expensive. Conversely, Sony’s Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20K and JVC’s PICSIO GC-FM2 add more features for not that much more money. So a lot is riding on the FlipPort. Let’s hope the peripherals are worth waiting for, as otherwise the third generation of Flip’s UltraHD doesn’t add enough or come in cheap enough to be as revolutionary as its predecessors.
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